ICAP is proud to be supported by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP, which recently celebrated its Centenary.

Early Career Scientist Prize

The 2024 Early Career Scientist Prize in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics will be awarded at ICAP.

Adherence to IUPAP policies

To secure IUPAP sponsorship, the organisers have provided assurance that ICAP will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the IUPAP resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008 and 2011. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science

The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress. This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such exclusions have been eliminated.

It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment.

Use of IUPAP Affiliation at Conferences
Physicists, and scientists more generally including students, from any country around the world who feel excluded from participating in IUPAP-related conferences, workshops, meetings, etc, based on their affiliation, country of origin may formally apply to the IUPAP via the organizer of the IUPAP-related activity to use the IUPAP as their affiliation only for that specific activity. The applicant will need to sign a declaration that they are not actively supporting war and are committed to democratic principles for resolving disagreements and conflicts.